BULLS head to West Wales for tomorrow’s anticipated try fest with John Kear admitting the rock-bottom Raiders aren’t good for League One.

The Llanelli club have lost all 23 games and conceded a whopping 1,792 points in the process.

Kear’s side smashed them for 122 without reply at Odsal and scored 82 in the Challenge Cup.

The Bulls coach said: “I know I’m the Wales coach and I’ve got a responsibility regarding that but it isn’t good.

“They’ve been beaten by 100 points three times already, and had 60, 70 and 80 regularly stuck on them. They aren’t competitive at the minute.

“Yes, we’ve got to attempt to develop and grow the game. But whether that’s the best vehicle, I don’t know.”

Ashley Gibson is the latest player to commit to next season after signing a new contract as Kear considers changes for the anticipated romp at Stebonheath Park.

Kear concedes it has been a strange game to prepare for.

“They have improved in recent weeks because they are regularly turning out 17 players now,” he added.

“A lot of the student side, Welsh international side, and the national under-19 side – which took players away from them – have now finished. We will at least be facing a full complement.

“But it is difficult. Their team has changed a lot on a week-to-week basis so all I can do is make sure we’re as informed as we can be.

“With regard to the intensity, that’s my challenge to the players. It’s a league game and two points is two points whether we play York City Knights or West Wales.

“Obviously should we get into a comfortable position, we need to post some points in case York slip up in any of their last three games.”

The Bulls still need York to stumble to have a shot of regaining the League One summit and the guaranteed automatic promotion place. They will be hoping that next week’s opponents Oldham can provide an early favour at Bootham Crescent.

Kear said: “York managed to pounce when we did slip up against Workington.

“Now we’ve got to keep the pressure on them and that’s what we are endeavouring to do.

“I’m certain we’ve got a good enough to get promoted should we have to do it through the play-offs. If we have to do it that way, we will.”

West Wales will appoint their first full-time head coach next season when former Melbourne Storm performance manager Kim Williams takes charge. Kear sees that as a step in the right direction for the division’s whipping boys.

“He can do some coach education down there and also bring in some British ancestory Australians who may well improve it from that side.

“Being full time, he really will be able to scour the local rugby union and pick up the odd gem from there as well as developing the youngsters coming through.

“I think what they’ve done by appointing him is a proper and sensible decision and bound to improve them from next year.

“But it needs improving, without a doubt. There can’t be a team in any competition that’s been whacked consistently like they have.”

Kear has some sympathy for Welsh international hooker Steve Parry, a regular in the Raiders side.

“That kid has got a heart like a dustbin lid and he’s demonstrated that by his loyalty towards them.

“When you’re travelling five or six hours up north, getting belted, and then having to do the same journey back. That’s your Sunday.

“That’s a tough gig and the lads who’ve stuck it throughout like Steve deserve a real pat on the back.”